Musical renaissance man and Vallejo native Johnny Otis, often called the Godfather of R&B, died on Tuesday. His death was followed, this morning, by that of legendary R&B singer Etta James, whom Otis happened to have discovered and produced, and who lived in San Francisco’s Fillmore district as a kid.

The California Report’s Scott Shafer talks to pop music critic Steve Hochman and jazz reviewer Andrew Gilbert in a report on these two giants musical giants. Listen below…

Audio: The California Report on Johnny Otis and Etta James

You can also listen to Cy Musiker’s report on Johnny Otis from yesterday…

The California Report: Etta James and Johnny Otis, a Remembrance 20 January,2012Jon Brooks

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